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Federal Register / Vol. 65, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 12, 2000 / Notices
explain why such action is necessary, as required by the Commission’s rules for petitions, 16 CFR 1051.5(a)(4). The Commission solicits comments on the petition, particularly regarding the potential costs and benefits of the requested rule. Comments to CPSC should be mailed, preferably in five copies, to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207– 0001, or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland; telephone (301) 504–0800. Comments may also be filed by telefacsimile to (301) 504–0127 or by email to cpscos@cpsc.gov. Comments should be captioned ‘‘Petition HP 00–3—Candle Wicks Containing Lead.’’ Interested parties may obtain a copy of the petition from the CPSC’s website at http://www.cpsc.gov or by writing or calling the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; telephone (301) 504–0800. A copy of the petition is available for inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Commission’s Public Reading Room, room 501, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
Dated: April 5, 2000. Sadye E. Dunn, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 00–9013 Filed 4–11–00; 8:45 am]
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(NMHC), that contain requests that the Commission ban lead-containing candles and wicks sold for candleTroy H. Cribb, making that contain lead. These Chairman, Committee for the Implementation requests have been docketed of Textile Agreements. collectively as a petition under the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Federal Hazardous Substances Act Agreements (FHSA) (Petition No. HP 00–3). The Commission solicits written comments March 31, 2000. concerning the petition from all Commissioner of Customs, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC interested parties. 20229. DATES: Comments on the petition should be received in the Office of the Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive Secretary by June 12, 2000. issued to you on October 4, 1999, by the ADDRESSES: Comments on the petition Chairman, Committee for the Implementation should be mailed to the Office of the of Textile Agreements. That directive Secretary, Consumer Product Safety concerns imports of certain cotton and manCommission, Washington, DC 20207, made fiber textile products, produced or telephone (301) 504–0800, or delivered manufactured in Nepal and exported during to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer the twelve-month period which began on Product Safety Commission, room 502, January 1, 2000 and extends through 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, December 31, 2000. Effective on April 6, 2000, you are directed Maryland 20814. Comments may also be to adjust the current limits for the following filed by telefacsimile to (301) 504–0127 categories, as provided for under the terms of or by email to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. the current bilateral textile agreement Comments should be captioned between the Governments of the United ‘‘Petition HP 00–3—Candle Wicks States and Nepal: Containing Lead.’’ Copies of the petition Adjusted twelve-month are available by writing or calling the Category Office of the Secretary. limit 1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 336/636 .................... 334,217 dozen. Rockelle Hammond, Docket Control and 340 ........................... 478,914 dozen. Communications Specialist, Consumer 342/642 .................... 291,570 dozen. Product Safety Commission, 347/348 .................... 907,501 dozen. Washington, DC 20207; telephone: (301) 640 ........................... 115,279 dozen. 504–0800 ext. 1502. 641 ........................... 247,762 dozen. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The 1 The limits have not been adjusted to acCommission has received two count for any imports exported after December submissions, one from Public Citizen 31, 1999. and one jointly from the National The Committee for the Implementation of Apartment Association (NAA) and the Textile Agreements has determined that National Multi Housing Council these actions fall within the foreign affairs (NMHC), that request the Commission to exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 ban lead-containing candles and wicks U.S.C. 553(a)(1). sold for candle-making that contain Sincerely, lead. These have been docketed Troy H. Cribb, collectively as a petition under the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation Federal Hazardous Substances Act of Textile Agreements. (FHSA) (Petition No. HP 00–3). The [FR Doc. 00–9043 Filed 4–11–00; 8:45 am] submissions argue that the lead in BILLING CODE 3510–DR–F candle wicks produces hazardous combustion materials when the candles are used, creating a lead poisoning CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY hazard for occupants, particularly COMMISSION children. Public Citizen’s submission also Petition HP 00–3 Requesting a Ban of asked that the Commission recall such Candle Wicks Containing Lead and of products. This request has not been Candles Containing Such Wicks docketed as part of the petition because this action does not require rulemaking. AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety (This request will be considered Commission. separately by the Office of Compliance.) ACTION: Notice. In addition, Public Citizen’s submission SUMMARY: The Commission has received asked that the Commission ban candles two submissions, one from Public in metal containers that contain lead. Citizen and one jointly from the This request has not been docketed as National Apartment Association (NAA) part of the petition because the and the National Multi Housing Council submission did not provide facts to see 64 FR 54871, published on October 8, 1999.

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Commission Agenda and Priorities/ Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA); Public Hearing
AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: The Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about its agenda and priorities for Commission attention during fiscal year 2002, which begins October 1, 2001, and about its current strategic plan, to be revised and submitted to Congress September 30, 2000, pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Participation by members of the public is invited. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2002, and strategic plan will become part of the public record.

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